San Francisco Dermatologist
459 Geary St., Ste. 400
San Francisco, California 94102 US
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5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

KEY TIPS for Happy Lips Post Procedure!! San Francisco, CA

Dr. Krishnan is professional, conservative in her approach, clear with information and possible risks and she paid attention to my face and it's unique contours and needs. I highly recommend her!

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Lower Eyelid Hollows & Dark Circles -so Sick of Trying to Hide with Make Up. San Francisco, CA

I have had filler a handful of times over the past 5 years but not consistently. I have found my reason to be consistent. Dr. Lavanya Krishnan. She is the perfect blend of professional and personable. She expertly injected my lower lid area. She did such a great job that I felt confident trying new areas and have never looked better. I do not look tired, I look refreshed and rested. If you are...

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Personal Statement

Multidisciplinary background, spanning engineering, science and medicine, provides me with a unique perspective on the new & exciting innovations in aesthetic medicine. My passions include skin cancer, ethnic skin, the use of neuromodulators, fillers and laser technologies for beautiful skin.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

Awards & Recognition

Chief Resident- New York Medical College in New York, NY, (during final year)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Medical College of Georgia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Stanford University
    Dermatology, New York Medical College

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How do I get rid of my acne on my butt? It's embarrassing and leaving horrible dark spots. (photos)

Hi there,It sounds like this has been a problem you've been struggling with for some time but I assure you that its quite common and fixable! The... READ MORE

Chemical Peel Recovery Time

Hi there,Recovery time is dependent on the strength of the chemical peel. With "stronger" superficial depth peels and "lighter" medium depth peels,... READ MORE

What's the best treatment for fine lines? (Photo)

Hi there,Neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport are likely your best bet for smoothing out the fine lines you are seeing when smiling. They typically take... READ MORE

Can I use aczone and tretinoin together? Thanks.

Hi there,You most certainly can use them together. However, make sure to use the Tretinoin at night. Sunlight can degrade the Tretinoin if used during... READ MORE

I was looking to get Juvederm in my upper lip and a little on the bottom. What will one syringe do to my lips now? (Photo)

I agree with some of the others - you have naturally full and beautiful lips. I would not recommend lip filler injections for you, but if you are very... READ MORE

It has gotten so bad I cannot wear make up to cover the red patches or the acne. What can I can do to stop the peeling? (Photo)

Hi there,This is a very common side effect of the Tretinoin cream. You have several options - you can mix a pea-sized amount of the Tretinoin cream... READ MORE

What treatment would you recommend for my acne?

Hi there,I'm so sorry to hear about your struggle with acne and oily skin. Needless to say, it's a very common condition and I think you would benefit... READ MORE

What is this vertical ridge in the center of my forehead? After Botox I still can't get rid of it. (photo)

This question brings up a great point about assessing a patient's anatomy when performing botox and filler injections. The effects of the botox in... READ MORE

How to Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles?

Hi there,Forehead wrinkles are a result of the natural and repetitive motions of the muscles that comprise the forehead and eyebrows. The majority of... READ MORE

IPL Laser Recovery

Hi there,Recovery following IPL is dependent on the aggressiveness of the treatment and on your skin type. I typically advise my patients to expect... READ MORE

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